To build a pipeline of diverse professionals and aspiring students in the STEM and digital technology fields through innovative professional and technical development programs and activities.
To be the leading and most recognized organization in enabling digital leadership preparedness for aspiring diverse professionals.
What We Believe
- That our purpose is to serve and elevate others
- That preparing students and young professionals today for leadership tomorrow is a necessity
- That a talented and diverse group of people is the most creative and innovative workforce
Why BDPA? Well, it's quite simple actually... “We’ve got an untapped potential of African Americans that have the ability to take on these jobs of the future and we have to do our part in developing, exposing, giving training, and access to do that. And that’s what BDPA does… ”
Member Services & SITES Director
Technlogy & Public Relations
Patricia "Pat" King
Plans and Strategy
BDPA can help you advance your career in the IT profession. We give professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and students an IT career pathway from the "Classroom to the Boardroom". Through education, mentoring, services and business networking, BDPA promotes innovation, technical skills, business savvy and personal growth.
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF or BDPA Foundation) is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, founded in 1992 to support the education and technical programs of Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA). BETF recognizes that to close the gap of computer and technology literacy, minority youth must participate and compete in today’s digital economy. We want students from historically disadvantaged communities to learn advanced computer science and community responsibility from any of the BDPA chapters located around the nation.
bdpatoday (ISSN 1946-1429) is a monthly periodical published by participating local BDPA Chapters of National BDPA (NBDPA) within their respective media markets by local BDPA Chapter Communications Committees. bdpatoday is mailed to BDPA members, BDPA corporate sponsors, and electronically delivered to local BDPA Chapter mission partners via email or social media as a benefit of membership.